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Fix Galaxy S6 Keeps Disconnecting from Wifi and other Connectivity Problems

Samsung Galaxy S6 is rocking the markets around the world and people are buying this great phone like crazy. But there are a few annoying issues with Galaxy S6 that won’t go away even after a long time of release and incessant complaining by users. However, there are quick fixes to these issues and we on this website keep publishing the ways to fix common Galaxy S6 problems. In this article, we will address the Wifi issue in Galaxy S6. A lot of users have reported that Galaxy s6 keeps disconnecting from Wifi. It is an intermittent problem which means that connectivity in S6 is not stable. This is not related to Wifi signal issues. Users report that all other phones work fine in the vicinity of the same connection in which S6 does not work.

The basic reason of Wifi problem in S6 is Android 5.0. Users say that when Android 4.4 is running on S5 and S6, the Wifi works find, but as soon as the mobile OS is shifted to Android 5.0, the problem starts. Let’s see different ways to fix Wifi problems in Galaxy S6.

Fix Galaxy S6 Keeps Disconnecting from Wifi

Turn off Smart Switch

Launch Settings in your Galaxy S6 and go to Wifi section and then head over to the “Advanced” section. You should now disable “Smart Network Switch”. If you do not see this option, you should turn on mobile data and Wifi at the same time and then go to the settings.

Use Code

If the above solution doesn’t work for you, try doing the following steps.

Open the dialer in the phone and enter *#0011#

Now, select more (top right) and select WiFi

Now turn off WiFi power save mode.

Exit

Change Router Settings and Mode

Security Setting

Some users have reported that they were able to fix Galaxy S6 Wifi problems by changing the router settings. For some reason, S6 doesn’t pick up the signal at specific settings. You should change your router security settings to WPAWPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES).

IPV6

Other users were able to fix the problem by replacing the routers. You can also fix the Galaxy S6 Wifi not working by turning off the IPv6 settings on your router.

Change Version

Go to the App Manager > All. From here, check which version are you running. There will be two options : 37 and 42. If it is 42, you should roll back to version number 37 from the app manager or the play store. This is because the version 42 is giving the Wifi issues to many users. You can uninstall by going to the path: Setup> Apps> All Apps> Android System Webview> Uninstall Updates

Change Wifi Channel

Changing the Wifi channel also seems to have worked for many users. For example, some users changed their Wifi channel from 6 to 7 and the Wifi problems in S6 were gone. Here is how to change the Wifi channel.

Open browser and type the default gateway and hit enter. Most of the times, the default gateway is 192.168.0.1, but you can contact your ISP to ask for the gateway. After entering the gateway, you should login and you will see a  settings icon from where you can change the Wifi channel from 6 to 7.

Forget Network

If nothing works, you should “forget” the Wifi network and then reconnect. This would remove all the temporary variables and clear the channels. After forgetting the network, you should sign in the Wifi and connect again.

This was how to fix Galaxy s6 keeps disconnecting from wifi. If the problem still isn’t solved, let us know in the comments and we will get back to you with another solution.

 

Fahad Saleem

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